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Two Nosy Crow titles longlisted for Oscar’s First Book Prize

Posted by Tom on Apr 16, 2014

Weasels, by Elys Dolan, and Open Very Carefully, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne with words by Nick Bromley, have been longlisted for a new book prize established by the Evening Standard, Oscar’s First Book Prize, in memory of the son of City editor James Ashton, who died suddenly at the age of three. The prize will reward “the most magical book for pre-school children”, and judges include former Pearson CEO Dame Marjorie Scardino.

Nosy Crow wins picture book category of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize with Open Very Carefully

Posted by Tom on Apr 04, 2014

Open Very Carefully, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne with words by Nick Bromley, has won in the picture book category of the 2014 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize! Lorna Bradbury of The Telegraph described the win as “a just recognition of one of our most dynamic new publishers.”

The prize, now in its 10th year, champions new and emerging talent in children’s literature and is unique in that it is solely voted for by booksellers. You can read more about the prize on the Waterstones website here, and read our blogpost about the evening here.

Two Nosy Crow apps on the Booktrust Best Book Awards shortlist

Posted by Tom on Mar 27, 2014

Two Nosy Crow apps – Little Red Riding Hood and Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm – have been shortlisted in the Best Tech Stuff category of the Booktrust Best Book Awards, making up half of the total shortlist.

The Best Tech award recognises digitally enhanced storytelling. It will reward apps, ebooks and other products that use sounds, visuals, and games in innovative ways to make the reading experience richer and more interactive. The winner will be announced during Children’s Book Week this Summer.

Nosy Crow shortlisted for Best Children's Publisher of the year Bologna Prize

Posted by Tom on Mar 12, 2014

Nosy Crow has been shortlisted for the Best Children’s Publisher of the year Bologna Prize, awarded by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Now in its second year, the prize recognises one publisher from six geographical regions – Nosy Crow are one of two UK publishers shortlisted. You can read more about the prize here.

Open Very Carefully on the UKLA Shortlist

Posted by Tom on Mar 12, 2014

Open Very Carefully, by Nicola O’Byrne and Nick Bromley, has been shortlisted for the prestigious UKLA Book Award in the 3-6 category. You can read more about this year’s shortlists here.

Nosy Crow wins two IPG Independent Publishing Awards

Posted by Tom on Feb 28, 2014

Nosy Crow has won two 2014 IPG Independent Publishing Awards – the Nielsen Digital Marketing Award and the London Book Fair International Achievement Award. There were further shortlistings in the categories of IPG Children’s Publisher of the Year, Ingram Content Group Digital Publishing Award, and IPG Young Independent Publisher of the Year. You can read the full list of winners here, The Bookseller’s report here, Bookbrunch’s piece (behind a paywall) here, and read our blogpost about the awards here.

Weasels is a Picture Book of the Month

Posted by Tom on Feb 27, 2014

The Independent have named Weasels, by Elys Dolan, their Picture Book of the Month for February. Rebecca Davies writes: “Dolan’s hysterical picture book follows the weasels at work on the day they plan to seize global power – but unexpected obstacles keep thwarting their efforts, from faulty machinery to over-zealous health and safety inspectors […] Every page is a treasure trove of hilarity and it will take several reads to pick up on all the clever little details which Dolan has scattered about the place. It’s also fun to follow the progress of individual weasels as the story unfolds – keep an eye out for the one with the huge drill, who happens to be my personal favourite.” You can read the full review here.

Nosy Crow on The Bottom Line

Posted by Tom on Feb 20, 2014

Kate Wilson, Managing Director of Nosy Crow, is one of the guests on this week’s episode of The Bottom Line on Radio4. Alongside Lord Browne of Madingley, former Chief Executive of BP, and Robert Polet, former CEO of Gucci Group, Kate spoke about life after being a CEO. You can listen to the episode on catch-up here.

Jack and the Beanstalk is a runner-up for the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award

Posted by Tom on Feb 20, 2014

Jack and the Beanstalk has received a special mention for the 2014 BolognaRagazzi Digital Award in the fiction category. The judges said, “High in child control, good interactive design elements and innovative use of the technological features offered by the devices. Take a chance to help Jack and his funky mum, to mend the broken mirror of yourself.” You can read more abut the award here.